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Public Health and Primary Health Care

The Public Health and Primary Health Care (PH&PHC) team support the provision of comprehensive primary health care in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across South Australia. The team’s focus is on strengthening systems for the delivery of culturally appropriate best practice care, through provision of evidence-based public health advice, supporting continuous quality improvement, and advocacy across the broader health sector. The day-to-day work of the team is heavily guided by specific needs identified by the AHCSA Member Services.   

The PH&PHC team works across a wide range of health issues, with some programs focussing on specific diseases such as trachoma and diabetes, while others focus on areas such as accreditation, patient information management, and health policy.  

The Public and Primary Health Care programs include:

Diabetes Program

Ear Health - Deadly Sounds Program

Eye Health

Trachoma Elimination

Clinical Systems

Health Informatics

Patient Information Management Systems

Health Policy and Grants